Having dependable heating in your home is essential as we approach the colder months of the year. However, your heating system, like any other mechanical equipment, isn’t immune to occasional issues that may prevent it from functioning as it should. In this blog, our team will review how to troubleshoot some of the most common heating issues so that you can identify and resolve them.
The Problem: Uneven Heating
Troubleshooting: If certain rooms in your home seem to always be chillier than the rest of the building, the first place to look is the vents. Check to make sure that they aren’t blocked by anything or that they haven’t been accidentally closed. The next step is to check the filters in the adjacent areas since dirty filters can close off airflow.
The Problem: Strange Noises
Troubleshooting: This one can be tricky to track down, but a good place to start is to inspect the visible components of your heating system to see if they are dirty or loose. You can consult your user manual about how to fix the situation or seek the help of a trained professional if you discover parts that are caked in dirt or seem to have come loose.
The Problem: Short Cycling
Troubleshooting: Short cycling occurs when your heating system turns on and off frequently, which wastes energy and wears down parts. This problem may be caused by a draft flowing past your thermostat, causing it to get an inaccurate reading, or from dirty, clogged filters. Check to see if you can feel a draft by your thermostat, and if so, speak with a professional about relocating it to a better area.
Remember that our team at Blown Away HVAC is here to assist you with all your heating needs. Whether you’ve attempted these troubleshooting tips with no luck or simply want to let a professional handle the job, we’re ready to help you get your heating back up and running again.